The following is part-2 of a 5-part series where we get to meet the top 5 female surfers in Costa Rica. These women charge and are the faces of surfings future here in the land of Pura Vida.
Each has a different story to tell, so please enjoy-
Nataly Bernold Gutierrez
Name: Nataly Bernold Gutierrez
Costa Rica Professional Ranking: 4th
Age: 20 years old
Years of Surfing: 10 years
Favorite wave in Costa Rica: Pavones… it goes on and on
Favorite Maneuver: Airs
What do you do when your not surfing: I study, relax, tan, and go around town with my bike
What advice will you give to grommets and younger competitors: Have fun, enjoy and put effort into it.
What advice will you give to a new surfer: enjoy, do not lose hope if you don’t stand up at first, surfing takes a lot of practice.
What prices have you won surfing: I have been national champion and central America champion 3 times.
Where in the rest of the world have you surfed/competed: Portugal, France, Brazil Peru, Chile and Central America.
Your favorite wave outside Costa Rica: I really loved Señoritas in Peru
What do you feel when your surfing: I feel relaxed and exited at the same time.
Sponsors: Roxy, FCS Carve, and Mango surf shop
(photos courtesy of Costa Rica Star News)